Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • 22-Sep-2016 to 31-Mar-2017 (EST)
  • Other
  • Beijing, CHN
  • Full Time

Job Title: Carnegie-Tsinghua Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employer: Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy; Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University

Location: Haidian, Beijing

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The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center is cooperating with Tsinghua's Department of International Relations to hire a recent PhD graduate as a Carnegie-Tsinghua Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This two-year, full-time fellowship program at Tsinghua University is part of Carnegie-Tsinghua's efforts to foster the next generation of leading scholars who will specialize in the study of foreign policy in relations to China.

The successful candidate must have a research focus on foreign policy issues related to China and the ability to conduct in-depth research in English and Chinese. He/she must be a self-starter, a team player, and able to meet deadlines. This person will work closely with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center's communications team and will report to the communications director.


  • The program is open to recent PhD graduates who are able to provide evidence of the successful completion of their PhD degree (from an accredited institution in China or abroad) by June of the year of appointment (i.e. year of 2016). He/she may not be more than two years beyond receipt of PhD. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • The degree must be notarized by the Chinese Ministry of Education
  • PhD in political science, international relations, economics, or a related field with a focus on some aspect of China's global role.
  • Proven track record of substantive research experience, preferably demonstrable with a history of prior publications (peer-reviewed or general-audience publications).
  • High-level professional proficiency in English.
  • In accordance with Tsinghua University's eligibility criteria, candidates must be no more than thirty-four years old by the application deadline.

Program Requirements:

  • Conduct independent research and publish at least four articles on the Carnegie-Tsinghua website per academic year.
  • Design and manage a Tsinghua course on think tanks as part of the SAIS-Tsinghua Dual-Master's Program.
  • Present at least one talk or independently organize at least one event at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center per semester.
  • Work with and mentor center's interns.
  • Work with the center's media coordinator on possible media opportunities.
  • Provide assistance to the center's China in the World podcast.

Program Benefits:

  • Fellowship stipend for two years.
  • Subsidized housing on Tsinghua campus.
  • Access to Tsinghua's library, gym, cafeteria, and other facilities.
  • Dedicated office space at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center and access to Carnegie's library resources.
  • Access to research resources across Carnegie's six global centers.

How to Apply

  • Candidates should submit a resume in both English and Chinese with a list of prior publications, two English writing samples (each one between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length), at least one letter of recommendation, and a research proposal in English.
  • Research proposal should be less than two pages and should outline the candidate's research focus, three areas where he/she would dedicate research, the methodology, end products (types of publications and events), tentative timelines of publications, impact expectations, and plans to leverage the global nature of Carnegie's network.
  • Submit your application here.
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy brings together leading policy experts and practitioners from China and around the world to engage in collaborative dialogue and research. From its platform at Tsinghua University, the center works to identify constructive solutions to common global challenges.

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center is also one of the global centers of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States. The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center works with Carnegie's other global centers to host conferences, roundtables, seminars, and closed-door briefings and to publish timely and incisive analysis on the most pressing global issues, including international economics and trade; energy and climate change; nonproliferation and arms control; and security threats in North Korea, Iran, South Asia, and the Middle East.

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